This book is a rare gem. I am one that never gets scared but this book actually scared me, but in a good way.
I’ve had this book for so long and I’m slapping myself for just now picking it up.
There is so much to say about this book, but I don’t want to give anything away so all I can tell you is there is a sick psychopath out there abducting little boys in the present, a sick serial killer serving life in prison for abducting and killing little boys 20 years, an emotional damaged DI who’s determined to catch the killer and then there is little Jake and his dad Tom Kennedy.
Tom Kennedy is the most wonderful character, a grieving widow whose wife died suddenly and unexpectedly and now finds himself trying to raise his sweet, overly sensitive 6 year old son Jake, by himself, and is struggling with it. My heart broke into a thousand pieces every time Tom told us his story and his feelings. His honesty and raw emotions were so real that it was sometimes difficult to remember this is a work of fiction.
Then there is little Jake, grieving over the loss of his beloved mommy, frightened and confused by things happening around him but such a sensitive sweetheart I wanted to give him a big hug and tell him everything was going to be ok.
THE WHISPER MAN is so chilling, creepy and unsettling that I had to stop reading several times to catch my breath and remind myself it’s only a story. This is a superb book and I highly recommend it – but remember to make sure your doors and windows are closed.